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Gulf of Alaska Storm; High Winds and Fire Weather in California

A strong storm in the Gulf of Alaska will bring high winds to the south-central coast and panhandle through Monday. Heavy snow is also expected over southeastern mainland Alaska through Monday night. Gusty to high winds could bring down trees and power lines, and bring elevated to critical fire weather conditions across much of central and southwest California Monday and Tuesday. Read More >


The National Weather Service issues forecasts and warnings to help save lives.  However, in order for these to be effective, people must know what to do for protection from these hazards. It is important to have a plan of action BEFORE the event strikes, so you will be well prepared when the time comes.

Links to weather safety:


For Kids, Parents & Teachers

NWS/NOAA Web Pages
NOAA Weather Readiness Activities for Kids AND Adults!!
Owlie Skywarn Owlie Skywarn Web Page
SciJinks logo NOAA / NASA SciJinks
NOAA Education Page NOAA's Education Resources Page
NOAA logo NOAA - Teaching Climate
NOAA At Sea NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program



NASA Web Pages
NASA's Climate Kids web page logo NASA's Climate Kids
NASA Kids Club NASA Kids' Club



Other Web Pages
FEMA for Kids logo FEMA for Kids
USGS Logo USGS Water Science School
Smithsonian Weather Lab Smithsonian Weather Lab



National Weather Service Brochures

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If you travel to other parts of the country, you may run into unfamiliar weather situations (e.g. hurricanes, rip currents, etc.). NWS's national headquarters has preparedness brochures for all types of weather. You can find them at the following link:

NWS Brochures, Posters & Booklets